Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Living Spiritual Rhythms - November 9

Imagination expands our lives and has the capacity to connect us with the real. It helps us to understand God, the world, the other, and ourselves. No doubt a fear of imagining wrong things has led to smothering and sedating imagination within much of Christian tradition. Marginalized artists, poets, story tellers, and musicians, who have been forced to the edges of their churches or completely out of them, deserve more. So many have been scolded and told – it’s all about following the rules and regulations, get in line, conform to the status quo, as if creativity and imagination are somehow always connected to the unreal. I’d wager quite the opposite is the case.